The 17th Coastal Bend Al Amin Shrine Football All-Star Classic is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Buccaneer Stadium in Corpus Christi.
Nearly 100 of the areaís top high school seniors get one more chance to dazzle scouts and fans as part of the East and West squads. Odemís A.J. Martinez is coaching the East, while Orange Groveís Jerry Bomar is coaching the West.
Running back Marcus Price, the Most Valuable Player in District 31-4A, joins five of his Calallen teammates on the West roster. Orange Grove quarterback Zach Arnold, the Newcomer of the Year in 31-3A, also is on the team, as well as 16-1A Division I MVP Andres Alaniz from Ben Bolt.
The duo of Alice first-team all-district selections Lucas Almaraz and J.C. Rivera lead a group of four Coyotes playing for the West.
Price carried 143 times for 1,779 yards and 23 touchdowns to go along with 26 catches for 445 yards and six scores. He also averaged 53.7 yards per kick return, including two for touchdowns in Calallenís hearbreaking 31-28 loss to Manvel in the Class 4A Division II state semifinals.
Price earned first-team honors as a kick returner on the 61st Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association's All-State team. He also received honorable mention as a running back.
Alaniz also made it to the Collin Street Bakery/TSWA first-team as a wide receiver after hauling in 65 catches for 1,297 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also rushed for three scores and returned three punts for touchdowns, which earned him honorable mention as a kick returner.
After skipping his sophomore and junior seasons, Bomar convinced Arnold to give football another try. As a result, Arnold went on to pass for 2,059 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Almaraz carried 66 times for 521 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season.
17th COASTAL BEND AL AMIN SHRINE FOOTBALL ALL-STAR CLASSIC
C. J. Adame FB Aransas Pass 6-0 192
Andres Alaniz WR Ben Bolt 6-2 175
Lucas Almaraz DE Alice 5-9 190
Rudy Alonzo RB King 5-9 195
Zachary Arnold QB Orange Grove 6-2 180
Gus Benavidez WR Ray 6-1 170
Julian Bost RB King 5-7 165
Jake Brearton DT Calallen 6-1 270
Paul Castillo DB Calallen 5-9 160
Avery Cortez DB Calallen 5-10 205
Eddie Daniel WR Moody 5-8 170
Ryan De La Cruz DE San Diego 5-9 200
Will Enriquez DT West Oso 6-3 275
Adrian Flores OL Kingsville 6-1 235
Chris Garay DB Flour Bluff 5-9 160
Matthew Garcia DB Alice 5-9 185
Raymond Garza OL King 6-4 265
Taylor Gembol TE Flour Bluff 6-4 215
Christian Harper WR Flour Bluff 6-4 190
Kendall Hensley WR George West 6-2 180
Carlos Hernandez PK Flour Bluff 5-10 175
Ricky Hernandez DB Tuloso-Midway 5-8 170
Sonny Hernandez RB Skidmore-Tynan 5-8 170
Blake Laubach OL King 6-6 250
Stevin Leal LB Tuloso-Midway 5-8 205
Justin Lott LB West Oso 5-11 220
Craig Martinez DT King 6-2 240
Blake McKinzie QB John Paul II 6-3 200
Justin McMath DE Moody 5-11 190
Julio Mendoza LB West Oso 5-10 200
Scott Michalk OL Bishop 6-4 300
Cody Miller OL King 6-2 230
Andy Mohl DE Tuloso-Midway 5-9 200
Ramiro Montalvo DT Orange Grove 5-10 265
Juan Ortega OL Alice 5-10 195
Seth Pipkin LB George West 5-10 185
Marcus Price RB Calallen 5-4 142
Britt Reynolds LB Riviera 5-10 215
Josh Riojas LB Banquete 5-9 175
Adrian Rivas DB Kingsville 6-4 180
J. C. Rivera DB Alice 6-0 175
Nick Ryan OL Flour Bluff 6-4 300
Robert Stewart LB Banquete 5-10 175
Eric Suniga DT Flour Bluff 6-1 210
Charlie Thornton OL Moody 6-3 320
Caleb Thurmon OL Orange Grove 6-4 280
Brandon Villarreal WR Flour Bluff 5-8 155
Michael Wiser DT Calallen 6-0 245
Hayden Woods WR Calallen 6-0 160